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  • Dr. Joyce Brothers dies at 85; popular TV psychologist

    Dr. Joyce Brothers dies at 85; popular TV psychologist
    Fame was never her intent, Dr. Joyce Brothers often said. She was not yet 30, new to stay-at-home motherhood and struggling to help her husband stretch his pay as a medical resident when she came up with an ambitious plan: Transform herself into a...
  • Lt. Gen. Sidney Berry dies at 87; decorated combat vet led West Point

    Lt. Gen. Sidney Berry dies at 87; decorated combat vet led West Point
    Retired Army Lt. Gen. Sidney Berry, a decorated combat veteran of the Vietnam and Korean wars who led the U.S. Military Academy during a turbulent period in the 1970s when a cheating scandal rocked West Point months before he was forced to admit the first...
  • John Graves dies at 92; one of Texas' most celebrated authors

    Author John Graves, whose 1960 book "Goodbye to a River" and authentic depictions of rural Texas made him one of the state's most celebrated and beloved writers, has died. He was 92. Graves died Wednesday at the home he called Hard Scrabble near Glen...
  • Edward Frieman dies at 87; leading figure in American science

    Edward Frieman dies at 87; leading figure in American science
    Edward A. Frieman, a leading figure in American science for decades as a researcher with wide-ranging interests, a top-level governmental advisor on defense and energy issues, and director of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego, has...
  • Robert Fogel dies at 86; economic historian won Nobel Prize

    Robert Fogel dies at 86; economic historian won Nobel Prize
    Robert Fogel, the University of Chicago economic historian awarded a Nobel Prize for his data-driven reconsiderations of how railways and slavery influenced U.S. economic history, has died. He was 86. Fogel died Tuesday at Manor Care Health Services...
  • John Rogovin oversees all things legal at Warner Bros.

    John Rogovin oversees all things legal at Warner Bros.
    The gig: John Rogovin, 52, is executive vice president and general counsel for Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. As the top legal eagle for the storied movie and television studio, Rogovin oversees a staff of more than 160 lawyers and is involved in such...
  • American adults have low (and declining) reading proficiency

    American adults have low (and declining) reading proficiency
    The reading skills of American adults are significantly lower than those of adults in most other developed countries, according to a new international survey. What’s more, over the last two decades Americans’ reading proficiency has declined...
  • Proposal would let California's 2-year colleges grant 4-year degrees

     Proposal would let California's 2-year colleges grant 4-year degrees
    California's community college system is considering a controversial effort to offer four-year degrees, a move designed to boost the number of students who graduate and are more prepared for the workforce. The change would require legislation...
  • Concussion settlement highlights difficulty of proving brain damage

    Concussion settlement highlights difficulty of proving brain damage
    Thursday's $765-million settlement between the National Football League and 4,500 retired NFL players underscores two key facts about traumatic brain injury: that it is difficult to prove and measure -- especially many years after the fact -- and that its...
  • Sid Bernstein dies at 95; concert promoter booked Beatles concerts

    Sid Bernstein dies at 95; concert promoter booked Beatles concerts
    Sid Bernstein, a music promoter who booked such top acts as Jimi Hendrix, Judy Garland and the Rolling Stones and hit the highest heights when he masterminded the Beatles' historic concerts at Shea Stadium and Carnegie Hall, died Wednesday in his sleep at...
  • Ted Cruz, the GOP's Obama

    Ted Cruz, the GOP's Obama
    Ted Cruz is no Joe McCarthy, as so many liberals bizarrely claim. But he might be the conservative Barack Obama. It says something about today's political climate that both liberals and conservatives may find that latter comparison more offensive....